Luis Campos has suggested to Le10 Sport that Jose Mourinho would like to sign Boubakary Soumare for Tottenham.
The Lille midfielder has admirers all over Europe and the Sporting Director believes that Spurs are among the suitors.
Mourinho hasn’t been at Tottenham long but he will no doubt be looking to stamp his own authority during January.
The Portuguese boss may try and sign the 20-year-old who has played 22 games in all competitions this season, during the January window.
A midfielder looks like a priority. Moussa Sissoko has been utilised out wide by Mourinho, with Eric Dier and Harry Winks tasked with holding things together in the middle of the park.
The England duo are extremely similar, however, and the chance to pair Soumare up with one of the two looks attractive.
The French midfielder is naturally a superb ball-winner whilst his strong physique makes him difficult to bundle off the ball.
Campos has himself been linked with a switch to Tottenham and he has confirmed Tottenham’s interest.
He told Le10 Sport: “Soumare? It is true that there are many interested clubs. From Spain, from Italy…the interest of Jose Mourinho? I know he likes him very much yes. There are five or six clubs interested in him.”
Soumare won’t come cheap. Buzzsport has previously claimed that it could take £43 million to prise the maestro away from Lille.
TBR Verdict – Could Soumare signing spark big-name departure?
If Soumare is added to the Tottenham ranks it would perhaps see a senior player depart.
Dier, Winks and Tanguy Ndombele are already at Spurs and Soumare would mean four players competing for two shirts.
That might not sit right with Mourinho and at least one player would be pushed down the pecking order considerably.
Sissoko has been transformed into a wide player but it would come as no shock to see one of the club’s central midfielders end up elsewhere.